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Earn a Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) From a 100% Online University

12 Month Path to Graduation

Pursue your education in the human resource field with the online Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) degree program at Trident University International. Our online master’s program in human resource management helps students work to earn their graduate degrees while working full time and attending to other responsibilities. This flexibility and convenience combined with quality academics and an affordable price make Trident a good choice for most students. In our 100% online degree program, you will:

  • Work to gain experience in the field of human resource management.
  • Study foundational skills essential for good business practice.
  • Explore how to evaluate employee performance and to collect, measure, and evaluate human resource system data.
  • Examine how to integrate and align human resource policy and practice to an organization’s strategic goals.
  • Work with our diverse faculty members that can share a wide breadth of professional experiences with you.
  • Become part of an extensive student body and connect with other students in your field.

Online Human Resource Master's Program Overview

Designed according to the standards of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), this online master’s degree program uses a case-based approach that focuses on preparing students for real-world application. You'll work to develop the systems knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare to pursue roles as a strategic partner in the operational management of any organization.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) helps adult learners prepare to implement and lead talent management programs nationally and globally. Students can acquire a business foundation while working to develop in-depth knowledge of the strategic importance of HRM contributing to organizational goals. Using an applied, evidence-based approach, the program is intended for all adults who either work or aspire to work in the field of HRM.

In addition, anyone working in management will benefit from knowing how human resource practices such as talent recruitment, talent development, performance management, and employee compensation can contribute to the effectiveness of day-today operations as well as achieving strategic goals. Upon successful program completion, graduates should be prepared to design and implement effective HR systems to achieve well-defined business outcomes.

See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all program course offerings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of their respective degree program option, graduates should be able to:

  • Enhance human resource management knowledge of systems, processes, and procedures through the application of ACBSP key business domains.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to critically evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of current human resource policies, processes, and practices.
  • Implement negotiation and conflict resolution techniques to facilitate constructive dialogue, foster collaboration, and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes in complex situations.
  • Implement talent management strategies that attract, retain, and develop a diverse workforce in order to drive organizational success in a global context.
  • Communicate complex HR concepts, policies, and procedures clearly and concisely to diverse audiences using appropriate language, tone, and format across various communication formats.
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of HR policies, processes, and practices to ensure fair treatment, equal opportunity, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Courses at Trident are industry-relevant. As an MS in Human Resource Management student, you can take a variety of classes, including Legal Implications in Human Resource; Staffing, Performance Management and Training; and Employment and Labor Relations. You must complete a total of 36 semester credits of program core and elective coursework. See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all course offerings.

Subject to additional college-or program-specific admissions requirements, the following standard admissions requirements apply:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Certificate-seeking students must provide official transcripts of all prior academic work, including military transcripts.
  • Master's degree students are required to provide official transcripts from the institution granting the undergraduate degree.
  • Academic entrance exams, such as GRE, MAT or GMAT, are not required for admission.
  • International students must provide proof of English proficiency (see Trident University Catalog for details).

The following standard transfer policies apply:

  • Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts of all prior academic work without exception.
  • Prior academic work will be articulated during the admission process.
  • All courses, whether applied to a program or program elective in transfer will be posted to the student's permanent record.
  • Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.
  • Graduate coursework submitted for transfer must have been completed within the prior seven years unless the content is deemed outdated or no longer equivalent or relevant by Trident.
  • Trident may accept for transfer to the master's degree up to 30% of graduate level credits from other accredited colleges or universities. All transferred course credits must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Tuition cost for the master's program:

tuition type per credit per course per year*
Standard $567 $2,268 $10,206
Retired Military / Veteran / And Their Immediate Family Members** $425.25 $1,701 $7,654.5
Military & Immediate Family Members / Department of Defense Federal Civilian Employees** $325 $1,300 $5,850
Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve U.S Military Service Members** $250 $1,000 $4,500

*Assumes no transfer credit and that student in a 36 credit program enrolls in an average of 18 credits per year for 2 years.
**Tuition per credit represented with applicable military grant applied.

University Fees:

  • Books and Supplies: $0
  • Course Materials: $0
  • Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
  • Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
  • Graduation Fee: $150
  • Official Transcript: $10
  • Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
  • Payment Plan Set-up: $35-$55 (non-refundable)
  • Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
  • Technology Fee: $0
  • Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.

Seeking more information on the cost of attending Trident University International? Visit Trident's Financial Aid Resources page where you will find financial aid tools including Trident's Net Price Calculator and Shopping Sheet, a guide to assist in early financial planning for college.

Want to save time & money on your degree? Receive credit for eligible past experience and military service with Trident Fastrac.* Click here to learn more.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is a degree program designed to help students prepare to pursue a potential career path in HR. Students who study in this program will explore topics related to the strategic importance of HRM using a case-based approach with real-world applications.

Master’s degree programs are typically designed to take two years to complete; however, depending on a student’s previous credits*, proficiency, and other factors, this time could be shorter or longer. Many students who attend this program work full-time, and some elect to take dual credit while in their bachelor’s program. Monthly start dates give students flexibility in timing their coursework.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

In this program, students can take courses in a variety of subject areas including legal implications in human resources, staffing, performance management and training, and employment and labor relations.

A Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program at Trident provides an opportunity to study skills designed to help you prepare to pursue leadership roles in HR with a strong business foundation. Your classes may include guidance on evaluating employee performance and collecting, measuring, and evaluating human resource system data. With a program created around adult learners’ needs, you will have access to support and flexibility while working and attending the program.

The total number of credits required for this program is 36 credit hours. Additional credits may include transfer credits* from a professional certificate, diploma, or a military occupation or ranking.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Eligible students with military experience, active and retired, may be able to receive credit for military service*. Please refer to Trident Fastrac for more information.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Trident offers 8-week sessions for its students pursuing associate, bachelor, or master’s degree programs. Refer to the academic calendar for a schedule of class start dates.

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